ART30268.012

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ID number ART30268.012
Title Sections of tank for floating caisson, graving dock, October 1943
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist McClintock, Herbert
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1943
Medium brown ink wash with pen and ink with pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 27.4 x 36.4cm

Description

Scene showing sections of tank for floating caisson at Sydney Graving Dock, as well as workers, dwarfed by the size of the structure. McClintock's focus on the immensity of these structures is demonstrative of the scale of the project being undertaken. The artist also utilises social realism as a means to facilitate the viewer's appreciation of the co-operation between workers.